Pastor Tim Kendrick of the United Methodist Church, who is a member of the River Highlands, knew that this organization also sponsors the Cherokee County Art Council so Kenerick approached the River Highlands who gladly took on this food pantry for a project.
The United Methodist church along with Cedar Bluff Baptist Church joined forces to make this possible to be a weekly thing.
The Methodist Church hosts the pantry one week and the Baptist Church hosts it the alternating week. It is on every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
The project has been going strong for over a year.
Groceries are provided by a local grocer. The food is to the point where it needs to be eaten soon so they donate it to those who need it. Therefore, the food is rescued and distributed among those who otherwise could go hungry instead of feeding it to the dumpsters.
Cedar Bluff is a community working together to make sure their people are taken care of and the children are fed. As the people participated, there was a sense of love and thankfulness in the room.
Not only were their physical needs being met but the were receiving love, fellowship, and encouragement not only from the churches but from the tiny town they love to call home.
Needy families plus rescued food equals a great big heart to a small little town.